WTO issues, sustainability, trade defence have dominated the picture in trade policy in Brussels this week. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The difficulties faced by the World Trade Organization are becoming ever more apparent in the run-up to the 12th ministerial meeting. It is time to act – or face difficult truths about its future prospects.
Borderlex spoke to Dominic Goudie, head of international trade at the UK Food and Drink Federation, about rules of origin, SPS deals with the EU, and the global growth potential for UK exports.
An intense week ahead in trade policy in Europe: A G20 trade ministers meeting in Sorrento, a perilous moment in the Northern Ireland saga, and a meeting of the European Parliament’s international trade committee.
A selected set of notable developments in EU trade policy by Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
News of agreement on the Joint Statement Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation were a highlight of last week’s World Trade Organization’s Public Forum. Given that full-blown multilateral deals look unlikely in the immediate future in the global trade institution, deepening the trade rulebook among selected countries is better than the …
Jean-Marie Paugam, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, spoke to Borderlex about how the nexus between trade and environmental policy is being addressed in Geneva. Paugam sees a paradigm shift. By Rob Francis.
This might be a decisive week for many trade files. By Chris Horseman, Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. OECD ministerial meeting in Paris The annual meeting to be held in Paris on 5 and 6 October might turn out to be an opportunity for USTR Katherine Tai, who is flying …
EU US steel and aluminium talks reach crunch time The EU and US are still negotiating on a mechanism aimed at phasing out Trump era national security import duties on steel (25%) and aluminium (10%).
The launch of the high-level meeting of the United States and the European Union under the new form of the Trade and Technology Council has rekindled hopes of the two sides finding common ground a number of issues. But to be realised the two sides will have to tackle competing …